On August 11, 2012, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate for the 2012 election. The Janesville native represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District and has served in the House since 1999.
Rep. Ryan is chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he works on fiscal policy. In April 2011, he introduced “The Path to Prosperity,” which includes notable changes to Medicare. According to his bio, “The Path to Prosperity…helps spur job creation today, stops spending money the government doesn’t have, and lifts the crushing burden of debt…[and] puts the budget on the path to balance and the economy on the path to prosperity.”
A senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Ryan has proposed privatizing Social Security. This committee has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security, health care and trade laws.
When he’s not sleeping on his cot in his House of Representative office, Rep. Ryan lives with his wife, Janna, daughter Liza and sons Charlie and Sam.
Want to learn more about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan? Here are some resources:
The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal
“How Would a Vice President Paul Ryan Affect Women?” (The Daily Beast) August 13, 2012
“Selection Sets Off Debate on Government” (Wall Street Journal) August 13, 2012
(VIDEO) “How Ryan will change the Romney campaign” (CNN) August 13, 2012
John King, Gloria Borger and Ron Brownstein discuss how vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will impact the race.
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